PBS Annual Meeting: Breakout Sessions

We invited PBS member stations, employees, and public media organization to submit breakout proposals for consideration – we received more than 100 proposals for sessions that demonstrate new ideas and innovative thinking, engage new audiences and measure impact, and showcase success stories and lessons learned in our local communities.

Now it’s time to vote!

Anyone can vote – here’s how:

First, give yourself plenty of time. Reading through all the proposals may take an hour or more. To view a PDF of all session descriptions prior to casting your vote, click here.

We organized sessions with similar themes into categories. Please select only one (1) session – your favorite session – from each category. Click the “DONE” button at the end to record your vote. Remember, you may vote only once from any IP address. Voting is open January 6-10, 2020. Don’t wait!


Why You Should Vote for Your Favorite Sessions

Online voting will help the planning team determine the most popular sessions; some of those sessions may be repeated. Voting will inform the selection decision but will not determine the final line-up of Breakout Sessions. The Annual Meeting planning committee – with guidance from the PBS Senior Management Team – will determine the final list of breakout sessions.

More About Breakouts

The PBS Annual Meeting Breakout Sessions are 60-minutes long, organized around a theme or topic and designed to share industry knowledge or help you develop professionally. Breakouts usually have a scheduled line-up of presenters, panelists, or facilitators and generally follow a set agenda. Breakouts are held in individual rooms and include A/V support (microphones, speakers, projector and screen).

We have space and time for up to 45 Breakout Sessions. There are five one-hour breakout blocks and nine individual rooms across the three-day meeting:

  • Monday, 5/11/20 – two 1-hour breakout blocks
  • Tuesday, 5/12/20 – two 1-hour breakout blocks
  • Wednesday, 5/13/20 – one 1-hour breakout block

Networking Meet-up sessions will not be offered this year. Instead, we are repurposing that breakout block with nine additional breakout sessions.

If you have questions, please contact:

Carol Sorber
PBS Station Services